Avoca driver earns victory at Brownstown Speedway


All six racing divisions that regularly compete at Brownstown Speedway were on hand for Saturday’s racing action.

Matt Bex of Avoca had a good run during last week’s Jackson 100 by racing his way into the annual classic for the first time in his career and recording an 18th-place finish.

Bex’s good fortune continued Saturday night, as he would add his name to Brownstown Speedway’s Super Late Model winners list, getting his first ever P3 Graphix Super Late Model victory in the Duke Mounce Enterprises No. 80 late model.

Bex jumped out to the early lead at the start of the feature event and held off several challenges from Edinburgh’s Chad Stapleton during the 25-lap event.

Steve Barnett (Franklin), Tyler Allen (Indianapolis) and Alan Magner (North Vernon) followed Bex and Stapleton at the checkers.

The Indiana Late Model Series Pro Late Models competed in their final season points race for 2015.

Seymour’s Jeremy Hines chased down race leader Marty O’Neal of Spencer and made the race-winning pass on the final lap of the feature event to take the win. Hines has two series victories in 2015.

O’Neal’s second-place finish was enough to give him the 2015 Indiana Late Model Series Pro Late Model championship.

In more racing action, Joe Godsey (Edinburgh) got his sixth Fast Max UMP Modified victory, while Matt Boknecht (Seymour) recorded his eighth Woolston Automotive Super Stock feature win on the year

Austin Burton also notched his eighth DrainMaster Drain & Sewer Service Hornets win this season.

Salem’s Tim Rivers, a former Brownstown Speedway Super Late Model track champion, brought his Salem Speedway stockcar to compete in the “Tony Ogle Expedited Express” Pure Stocks and got his first ever Pure Stock victory.